Trying to Quit? Take Advantage of the New Indiana Tobacco Quitline Services
Avoiding tobacco is one of the best things you can do to improve your overall health. Tobacco is an addictive substance that remains the number one cause of preventable death in the United States, killing more people than AIDS, alcohol, illegal drugs, auto accidents, homicides and suicides combined. Not only is tobacco harmful to the user, nonsmokers exposed to secondhand smoke are at risk of becoming ill with heart disease, cancer, or other diseases caused by tobacco smoke. The good news is that many people want to quit and, most importantly, can quit.
There are resources available to help you overcome tobacco use and stay tobacco free. One of the best options is the Indiana Tobacco Quitline, 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669). The quitline is an evidence-based, free telephone counseling service that has helped many Hoosier tobacco users quit. It is available seven days a week in more than 170 languages. Callers receive one on one coaching from a trained Quit Coach that will work with them and provide solutions that fit their needs. The Indiana Tobacco Quitline now offers new free services that will reach more tobacco users and further support quitting: a youth component, Web Coach, and Text2Quit.
The youth component is available to youth aged 13 to 17. Each participant receives a series of four calls from a Quit Coach. Youth callers will also receive age-appropriate educational materials and have unlimited access to a toll-free support line that is available all the time.
Web Coach is a private website designed to help tobacco users quit. This service allows callers to register for Web Coach by itself and opt out of phone-based counseling. The program is designed to work with Quit Coach sessions and offers online tools and resources to assist the participant in quitting tobacco and staying tobacco free. The Quit Coach will help participants develop a quit plan, manage smoking cravings, and other helpful activities. The new service is available at all times.
Through Text2Quit tobacco users can sign up to receive a series of text messages that are personalized to their Quit Plan. It helps participants use their mobile phones to connect with their Quit Coach, interact with Web Coach, use medications correctly, manage urges, and avoid relapses.
Take advantage of these free new services to help you quit tobacco use and stay tobacco free for life. Take the next step in improving your health and overcoming tobacco addiction by calling 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669). Visit www.QuitNowIndiana.com for more information on the new service options. There has never been a better time to quit.